Madrid - Morocco and Spain signed on Friday a package of cooperation agreements in the fields of justice, transport, tourism, environment and social development.
Madrid – Morocco and Spain signed on Friday a package of cooperation agreements in the fields of justice, transport, tourism, environment and social development.
The agreements were signed as the two countries are holding their 11th high-level meeting under the co-chairmanship of Moroccan and Spanish heads of government Abdelilah Benkirane and Mariano Rajoy.
The two countries signed a draft joint statement on judiciary cooperation, a program on tourism, a draft protocol of agreement on transport, a memorandum of understanding on water resources, a draft declaration of intent on social development and a draft declaration of intent on twinning between the Loukous Basin Agency (northern Morocco) and the Hydraulic confederation Segura.
The two countries signed in 1991 a friendship, good neighborliness and cooperation treaty wherein they pledged to make headway with their strategic partnership through holding regular meetings on the different matters of shared interest.
This tendency was reflected in the rise of Spanish exports to Morocco to 1.387 billion euros in 2015’s first quarter, posting an increase of 1.5% year-on-year, according to figures released by Spain’s economy and competitiveness ministry.
Some 1,000 Spanish enterprises, notably small and medium-sized enterprises, operating in different sectors are present in Morocco.